[microformats-discuss] International date formats

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jul 26 16:32:12 PDT 2005

On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, Tantek Çelik wrote:
> > 
> > Whitespace should be avoided like the plague in attributes where 
> > interoperable results are expected from computers parsing the data.
> This is a good argument.  We'll stick with using the T separator as 
> recommended by the W3C date time note.


> > Human consumption is not an issue here anyway.
> I want to avoid making this an issue of absolutes.
> Human consumption is not as much of an issue here.

Yeah, I spoke more strongly than I intended. Human consumption is always 
an issue; this is a hand-authored markup language. But these values aren't 
primarily aimed at humans, their main goal is unambiguous computer 
handling. Anyway, you understand.

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